Sams Teach Yourself Visual Basic 6 in 24 Hours / Edition 1

Sams Teach Yourself Visual Basic 6 in 24 Hours / Edition 1

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by Greg Perry, Sanjaya Hettihewa
     
 

ISBN-10: 0672315335

ISBN-13: 9780672315336

Pub. Date: 05/28/1999

Publisher: Sams

The niche of this book is that it not only focuses on the topic at hand but it also provides a battery of tools/skills that will take the user at a higher level and help him/her realize the skills "without waiting to read another book" on some other topic they need to know if they wanted to implement it in real life. It is a self contained, stand alone book. Teach…  See more details below

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The niche of this book is that it not only focuses on the topic at hand but it also provides a battery of tools/skills that will take the user at a higher level and help him/her realize the skills "without waiting to read another book" on some other topic they need to know if they wanted to implement it in real life. It is a self contained, stand alone book. Teach Yourself Visual Basic 6 in 24 Hours follows the step-by-step approach of the Teach Yourself series and gives the reader a quick, concise introduction to this programming language. It will explain the basics of Visual Basic through task-oriented examples and a hands on approach. Topics covered include: Basics of Visual Basic development, Understanding the concepts of properties, methods, and events, Creating and implementing ActiveX controls, Integrating data into applications, Adding and manipulating graphics, Testing and debugging applications, Printing from your applications.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780672315336
Publisher:
Sams
Publication date:
05/28/1999
Series:
Sams Teach Yourself Series
Edition description:
BK&CD ROM
Pages:
480
Sales rank:
1,359,293
Product dimensions:
7.32(w) x 8.97(h) x 1.10(d)

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Table of Contents







Sams Teach Yourself Visual Basic® 6 in 24 Hours - Table of Contents


Sams Teach Yourself Visual Basic® 6 in 24 Hours



  • INTRODUCTION

    • Who Should Read This Book
    • What This Book Will Do for You
    • Can This Book Really Teach Visual Basic in 24 Hours?
    • What You Need
    • Files on the Visual Basic Distribution CD-ROM
    • Conventions Used in This Book
    • Enough! Time Is Ticking!


PART I - INTRODUCING VISUAL BASIC



  • HOUR 1 - VISUAL BASIC AT WORK

    • What's Visual Basic About?
    • Languages
    • Visual Basic's Various Editions
    • The VB Programming Process
    • Starting Visual Basic
    • Stopping Visual Basic
    • Mastering the Development Environment
    • Help Is at Your Fingertips
    • Summary
    • Q&A
    • Workshop




  • HOUR 2 - ANALYZING VISUAL BASIC PROGRAMS

    • Event-Driven Programs
    • Control Events
    • Analyzing Sample Applications
    • Naming Objects
    • Running Applications
    • Where's the Code?
    • Event Procedures
    • Properties and Event Procedures
    • Generating an Application from Scratch
    • Summary
    • Q&A
    • Workshop




  • HOUR 3 - CONTROLS AND PROPERTIES

    • Creating New Applications
    • Controls Provide the Interface
    • Giving Your Users Help
    • Named Literals
    • Take a Break!
    • Summary
    • Q&A
    • Workshop




  • HOUR 4 - EXAMINING LABELS, BUTTONS, AND TEXT BOXES

    • Understanding Control Focus at Runtime
    • The Mouse and Hotkeys Need No Focus
    • Related Properties
    • Tab Order
    • Command Buttons
    • Labels
    • Text Boxes
    • Form Properties
    • Summary
    • Q&A
    • Workshop


PART II - CODING THE DETAILS



  • HOUR 5 - PUTTING CODE INTO VISUAL BASIC

    • Coding Basics
    • Data Basics
    • Expressions and Math Operators
    • Summary
    • Q&A
    • Workshop




  • HOUR 6 - MESSAGE AND INPUT BOXES

    • A Function Preview
    • A MsgBox() and InputBox() Overview
    • Visual Basic's Code Window Help
    • A Short Detour: Remarks
    • Examining InputBox()
    • Summary
    • Q&A
    • Workshop




  • HOUR 7 - MAKING DECISIONS

    • Comparison Operators
    • The If Statement
    • The If Statement's Else Branch
    • Compound Comparisons with the Logical Operators
    • Multiple Choice with Select Case
    • Two Additional Select Case Formats
    • Summary
    • Q&A
    • Workshop




  • HOUR 8 - VISUAL BASIC LOOPING

    • The Do While Loops
    • The Do Until Loop
    • The Other Do Loops
    • The For Loop
    • Summary
    • Q&A
    • Workshop


PART III - PUTTING CODE TO WORK



  • HOUR 9 - COMBINING CODE AND CONTROLS

    • The Interest Calculation Application
    • Using Control Arrays
    • Finishing the Form
    • Adding Code
    • The Unload Statement
    • Finishing Touches
    • Error Checking
    • Summary
    • Q&A
    • Workshop




  • HOUR 10 - LIST BOXES AND DATA LISTS

    • The List Box Control
    • Combo Boxes
    • Data Arrays
    • Control Arrays
    • Summary
    • Q&A
    • Workshop




  • HOUR 11 - ADDITIONAL CONTROLS

    • Option Buttons
    • Frames and Option Buttons
    • Check Boxes
    • Scrollbars
    • VB's Clock: The Timer Control
    • Summary
    • Q&A
    • Workshop




  • HOUR 12 - DIALOG BOX BASICS

    • What the Common Dialog Box Does
    • Adding the Common Dialog Box Control
    • Generating Common Dialog Boxes
    • The Common Dialog Box Methods
    • Adding the File Dialog Boxes
    • The Color Dialog Box
    • The Font Dialog Box
    • The Printer Dialog Box
    • Summary
    • Q&A
    • Workshop


PART IV - PROGRAMMING WITH DATA



  • HOUR 13 - MODULAR PROGRAMMING

    • Structured Programming
    • Calling Procedures and Returning from Them
    • Coding Subroutines
    • Coding Functions
    • Coding Arguments
    • Receiving by Reference and by Value
    • Summary
    • Q&A
    • Workshop




  • HOUR 14 - BUILT-IN FUNCTIONS SAVE TIME

    • Many Functions
    • Numeric Functions
    • String Functions
    • Date and Time Functions
    • Data-Testing Functions
    • Data Conversion Functions
    • Format Function
    • Summary
    • Q&A
    • Workshop




  • HOUR 15 - VISUAL BASIC DATABASE BASICS

    • File Concepts
    • Introduction to Database Processing
    • The Data Form Wizard
    • Summary
    • Q&A
    • Workshop




  • HOUR 16 - PRINTING WITH VISUAL BASIC

    • Introducing Printing
    • Preparing the User for Printing
    • Introducing the Printer Object
    • The Print Method
    • Starting to Print
    • Summary
    • Q&A
    • Workshop


PART V - SPRUCING UP PROGRAMS



  • HOUR 17 - MENUS AND VISUAL BASIC

    • The Menu Editor
    • Adding an Application's Menu Bar
    • Naming Menu Options
    • Adding Pull-Down Menu Options
    • Menu Extras
    • Connecting Menus to Event Procedures
    • Copying Menus Between Projects
    • Summary
    • Q&A
    • Workshop




  • HOUR 18 - THE GRAPHIC IMAGE CONTROLS

    • The Image Control
    • The Picture Box Control
    • Animating Pictures
    • Summary
    • Q&A
    • Workshop




  • HOUR 19 - TOOLBARS AND MORE GRAPHICS

    • Preparing for the Toolbar
    • The Image List Control
    • Finalizing the Toolbar
    • The Line and Shape Controls
    • Summary
    • Q&A
    • Workshop




  • HOUR 20 - WRITING CORRECT APPLICATIONS

    • Kinds of Errors
    • The Debugger
    • Setting Breakpoints
    • Stepping Through Code
    • The Call Stack Shows Where You've Been
    • The Immediate Window
    • Summary
    • Q&A
    • Workshop


PART VI - ADVANCING VISUAL BASIC APPLICATIONS



  • HOUR 21 - VISUAL BASIC AND ACTIVEX

    • ActiveX: The Tools You Use
    • Building ActiveX Controls With VB
    • OLE Processing
    • ActiveX Documents
    • Summary
    • Q&A
    • Workshop




  • HOUR 22 - OBJECT BASICS

    • The System Objects
    • Program Objects
    • Using Collections and Object Arrays
    • Introduction to OLE Automation
    • Summary
    • Q&A
    • Workshop




  • HOUR 23 - DISTRIBUTING YOUR APPLICATIONS

    • Compiling Your Application
    • Setting Project Properties
    • Setting Up Your Application
    • Starting the Package And Deployment Wizard
    • Running Setup
    • Uninstalling the Application
    • Summary
    • Q&A
    • Workshop




  • HOUR 24 - ONLINE VISUAL BASIC

    • Follow the Wizard to the Web!
    • Your Users Need an ISP
    • Using the Browser
    • Looking Through the Other Tools
    • Summary
    • Q&A
    • Workshop


PART VII - APPENDIXES



  • APPENDIX A - OPERATOR PRECEDENCE



  • APPENDIX B - ANSWERS

    • Hour 1 Quiz
    • Hour 1 Exercise
    • Hour 2 Quiz
    • Hour 2 Exercise
    • Hour 3 Quiz
    • Hour 3 Exercises
    • Hour 4 Quiz
    • Hour 4 Exercises
    • Hour 5 Quiz
    • Hour 5 Exercises
    • Hour 6 Quiz
    • Hour 6 Exercises
    • Hour 7 Quiz
    • Hour 7 Exercises
    • Hour 8 Quiz
    • Hour 8 Exercises
    • Hour 9 Quiz
    • Hour 9 Exercises
    • Hour 10 Quiz
    • Hour 10 Exercises
    • Hour 11 Quiz
    • Hour 11 Exercises
    • Hour 12 Quiz
    • Hour 12 Exercises
    • Hour 13 Quiz
    • Hour 13 Exercises
    • Hour 14 Quiz
    • Hour 14 Exercises
    • Hour 15 Quiz
    • Hour 15 Exercises
    • Hour 16 Quiz
    • Hour 16 Exercises
    • Hour 17 Quiz
    • Hour 17 Exercises
    • Hour 18 Quiz
    • Hour 18 Exercises
    • Hour 19 Quiz
    • Hour 19 Exercises
    • Hour 20 Quiz
    • Hour 20 Exercises
    • Hour 21 Quiz
    • Hour 21 Exercises
    • Hour 22 Quiz
    • Hour 22 Exercises
    • Hour 23 Quiz
    • Hour 23 Exercise
    • Hour 24 Quiz
    • Hour 24 Exercise




  • APPENDIX C - USING THE CD-ROM



    • Windows 95/NT 4 Installation Instructions
    • System Requirements




  • INDEX



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Sams Teach Yourself Visual Basic 6 in 24 Hours 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I purchased this book to learn VB6, and it dosn't teach you it at all. It goes off topic all the time, never goes in depth with things, and expects you to understand every command you're suppose to enter in the code area, as it never explains them. Get something like VB6 For Dummies, as that's a book that actually does the job.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Sams Teach Yourself Visual Basic 6 in 24 hours is a good book if you've never touched Visual Basic code. If you are a total beginner, you will be taken to a reasonable understanding of Visual Basic. This book does a great job on creating interfaces with Visual Basic. However, it does not go in depth with coding of applications. By the time I finished the book, I did have an understanding of Visual Basic programming, and I was able to create my own intermediate level programs. Nevertheless, if you are above beginning level in Visual Basic, this book will not do the job. I did find myself needing other resources after the completion of this book. Overall, I give this text 4 stars because it does do partially what it sets out to do- teach beginning level Visual Basic programming.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is excellent to get you started in visual basic and nothing more. The book doesn't go into detail at all. Myself being a beginner, I read and tried codes. (many mistakes in the book and the website doesn't post any, so I had to fix them myself) I am on hr. 13 and already had to consult many visual basic websites for correct codes and techniques. The book doesn't tell you for example, how to code check boxes or how to bring about common dialog boxes. The absence of the information turned my attention to other very useful websites, I guess that's a good thing. This book is good up until the hr. 3 where a reader is able to put together the very first visual basic application. The rest should be learned from books of other publishers like Microsoft.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is great. The authors made Visual Basic 6 a breaze to learn. I would recommend this book to any one, programmer or non-programmer, to get a copy for themselves if they have even the slightest interset in learning Visual Basic 6. The book isn't that expensive either, and it comes with a CD!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book helped me with my understanding of VB6 and how the basic components work. I recommend this book for all beginners.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is Excellent. It is written in simple, non-intimidating language. It explains everything step-by-step. If you are new to programming, and truly want to learn Visual Basic, get this book!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I found this to be a very good book for someone new to VB. It may not prove as useful to someone who hasn't programmed before, but is an otherwise great tool to begin learning with.